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Tulsa Cabinet Glaze and Paint Job

Project Overview

We repainted this set of kitchen cabinets in Claremore.  The client wanted to change the color of the cabinets, give them a clean and durable finish, and glaze/faux finish the island to match another piece they had in the dining room.

We painted all the cabinets a slight off white color (Sherwin Williams Moderate white) to match the backsplash tile and floor tiles.

We painted the cabinets with an oil based enamel paint that gets very hard and is very durable.  It is a one part system.  In this instance, the doors are sprayed, and cabinet boxes were brushed by hand.

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We start off all kitchen cabinet projects by creating a dust/fume barier around the work area.  In this case, we erected a wall of plastic using sheet plastic and poles designed for the task.

Next we remove all the hardware and safety store it until we are ready to re-install everything.

The doors, drawers and shelves are taken to the shop to get prepped and sprayed.

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Paint Contractor Magazine Feature

I am proudly announcing that I (Marty Dukes) and Dukes Painting have been featured in December 2012 issue of THE PAINT CONTRACTOR magazine.

I even made the cover!

The article covers Dukes Painting, Tulsa’s premiere house painter, and my trip to Antarctica as a painter. Read more about it on their website or download a pdf version of just my article.

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Tulsa Painting and Decorating Contractors of America

Painting and Decorating Contractors of America

Dukes Painting is a proud member of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America.  We strive to provide the highest quality work available in the Midwest and Tulsa Area, and believe that membership in professional organizations is one step on that path.

What is the PDCA?

The PDCA is the largest and oldest professional organization for painters in the United States.  They provide us paint contractors with a great resource in our business.  The PDCA offers ongoing training in business and painting techniques that keep us at the top of our game.  Giving our clients a better product at a lower cost.

It gives us a chance to network with our fellow painters and keep up with the latest trends in the painting industry.  PDCA members are at the cutting edge of the industry in knowledge, resources, productivity and experience.

What does this mean for me, the customer?

Dukes Painting is the only residential and commercial painter in the Tulsa Metro area that is a member of the PDCA.

This means that our clients recieve the highest quality paint work in the area.  It also means that our paint work is held accountable to the PDCA Code of ethics.  It means that you will be working with a high quality, ethical painter that is qualified to the your job right and within budget.

If you’d like to know more about the PDCA please visit their website. 

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Interior airless paint sprayer guy

Should I use an airless paint sprayer to paint my interior walls?

Pam Asks:

We are getting ready to do some more interior painting (we have already done part of the house a number of months ago). Here’s my dilemma and I was hoping you could give me some advice. Although we used rollers to do the rooms we’ve already done, my husband is insisting upon using a power sprayer for the remaining rooms we are getting ready to do. He has never used one before (has used auto paint sprayers, but those are completely different). He just wants to use one now because he thinks it will be less tiresome on his arms than rolling. Last time we painted, I did all the prep work, the taping and masking, and all the cutting in around the trim, and he did all the rolling. And yes, I know it was killer on his arms to do the bigger walls.

But having done quite a bit of research, it seems like using a sprayer for bedroom walls will be more trouble than it’s worth. Between the more extensive prep work required when spraying, the time it takes to properly clean and care for the sprayer before and after each time you use it, the learning curve for good application technique, the mess and headache if it doesn’t work right, it just seems like a LOT of trouble for painting interior walls. He’s not even sure which paint sprayer he should buy and wants me do the research to find one that’s inexpensive but will be effective for the purpose we want it

Soooo… from a pro painter’s perspective, what do you think? It is worth it for a novice to use a paint sprayer to paint interior walls? I’m trying hard (but in a subtle sort of way) to talk him out of trying to use a sprayer because I sense a messy disaster coming. Should I keep trying to talk him out of it or will it not be as bad as I’m fearing?
Thank you SO much if you take the time to give me your thoughts on this.

Thanks again,

Marty’s Answer:

Hi Pam,
Thanks for thinking of me for the exterior paint work. As for the interior. We don’t even spray the walls in an interior of an occupied house. It is possible but the prep required to cover all of the items in the house, the trim, the ceiling, and all of the floors is prohibitive unless you are doing production work. We brush and roll all interior walls unless the house is vacant and we are painting the ceiling and trim as well.

The other thing to note, is that even when we do spray walls, we still have to roll them as well. Its called “back rolling” and you do it as soon as you spray the walls. Just spraying the walls without back rolling will result in a sub par paint job. It is very hard to get a perfectly sprayed latex wall without lots of experience. On flat walls, you will see lines where the spray pattern isn’t perfect. On textured walls, you won’t be able to get all of the angles without back rolling.

My advice, don’t do it. Use a roller. Some tips to make it go faster. Make sure to use an extension pole. Don’t use the roller without one. It is much faster and easier on your back if you use a pole. Also, Use a 5 gallon bucket and a roller grate instead of those tiny roller trays. You can fit an entire gallon in the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket. You won’t have to refill as much and it will take half the time.

Alternatively, you can use an 18 inch roller and tray. These rollers are twice the size of a normal roller and will get the job done twice as fast.

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